authorized agent to inspect every off-premise sign and business signs at least one (1) time annually.
2.Should any sign become insecure or in danger of falling or otherwise unsafe in the opinion of the Zoning Administrator, the owner thereof, or the person or firm maintaining the same, shall upon written notice from the Zoning Administrator, in the case of immediate danger forthwith and in any case within ten (10) days, secure the same in a manner to be approved by the Zoning Administrator or remove such sign. If such order is not complied with within ten (10) days, the Zoning Administrator shall remove or cause removal of such sign at the expense of the owner or lessee thereof.
3.All signs for which a permit is required, together with all their supports, braces, guys, and anchors, shall be kept in repair unless constructed of galvanized or non-corroding material and shall be thoroughly painted at least once every two (2) years. The Zoning Administrator shall order the removal of any sign that is not maintained in accordance with the provisions of this section. Such removal shall be at the expense of the owner or lessee.
4.Any sign now or hereafter existing which no longer advertises a bonafide business shall be taken down and removed by the owner, his agent, or person having the beneficial use of the building, structure, or lot. Upon failure to comply with such notice within the time specified in such order, the Zoning Administrator is hereby authorized to cause the removal of such sign, and any expense incidental thereto shall be paid by the owner of the building, structure, or lot to which the sign is attached. The Board of Zoning Adjustment may waive this requirement for historic preservation purposes and when the owner can prove the need for the waiver to qualify for funding or tax credits.